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hat the Southern general fought with 62,000 or 63,000 men and 190 guns the 80,000 or 82,000 men and 300 guns with whom Meade encountered him at Gettysburg.
Excuse the length of this, and believe me, dear sir, yours truly, L. P. D'Orleans, Comte de Paris.
P. S.--Here is the calculation to which I allude in the last sentence: Effective force of Stuart, May 31st, 10,292+Jenkins' and Imboden's cavalry, 2,200==12,500; minus losses in fights, 1,200, and other losses, 200; remains 11,100. 73, is it unreasonable to assume that Stuart's cavalry had been reduced in the same ratio during the same period — that is, from 10,292 to 7,500, thus giving Stuart 4,000 in the three brigades with him, and 3,500 with Robertson and Jones?
The Comte de Paris must not be surprised if he is suspected of not treating this question of numbers with the impartiality that is demanded of a historian.
General Fitz. Lee, as shown by the first part of his very clever article on the battle of Gettysburg,